The Twilight series has some of the most terrifying and obsessed fans we’ve ever seen. They’re what you get when you mix the audiences of the Backstreet Boys, New Kids on the Block, NSYNC and Justin Bieber. That’s a dangerous combination. Many of them are so excited that they can’t wait until the November release of the next film The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1.
The anticipation has caused some people to start bootlegging photos and unfinished footage, and some of those culprits have been caught.
Summit Entertainment is pulling no punches when it comes to the persecution of Daiana Santia and several others.
The studio released a press statement revealing their latest findings regarding the theft (via Deadline):
Los Angeles, CA August 1, 2011 – In an action that further communicates that those who steal images, video and other intellectual property will be identified and prosecuted globally, Summit Entertainment communicated today that it has identified the principal hacker who earlier this year stole unreleased materials from THE TWILIGHT SAGA: BREAKING DAWN which were then distributed on the internet. Civil actions in the United States and Argentina name Daiana Santia, along with others, as being involved in stealing photographs, unfinished images and video from both parts of the yet to be released THE TWILIGHT SAGA: BREAKING DAWN which first appeared on the internet of March 31 of this year. Criminal action in Argentina has also been filed.
They went on to say that the investigation spanned across four continents (North America, South America, Europe and Australia) and eventually led them to Northern Argentina where they found Santia.
When the leak first occurred the creative team reached out to fans and begged for their cooperation during this troubling time. They wanted them to avoid downloading the unreleased footage and savor in the idea of the finished final product.
The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part I opens in theaters November 18.